Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some Saturday Birding

I joined some fellow Urner Ornithological Club members for a trip to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. It was a nice sunny day, but much colder than expected! We had some nice birds including many Wood Ducks, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and my first Pine Warbler of the year. Here a few pictorial highlights:

Tree Swallows were abundant and were scoping out nest boxes.

A young Red-tailed Hawk soars overhead.

A day when you see a Wood Duck is never a bad day.






7 comments:

corey said...

Nice shots! And you're right: a day with a Wood Duck is always a good day...

mon@rch said...

Wonderful photos and I love the Tree Swallow shot best! Great day you had!

Jochen said...

Okay, I like the hawk best, so now it's one point each for all the birds involved.

Owlman said...

My tree swallows returned on Sunday and I'm very excited! Nothing says srping like the return of the Tree Swallows... Nice pics - I like all of them ;-)

dguzman said...

Beautiful pics, Patrick! I love how tree swallows will let you get so close to them for photos.

dave said...

I'm partial to hawks and I love to watch swallows fly.

Mel said...

Lovely!!